Despite the fact, I'm a great supporter of the Moisturizer Withdrawal approach, I have to admit that the method is harsh, especially for our little girl who is constantly itchy. So, we decided to moisturize her twice a day with a homemade infused cream. The infusion is really simple, it has Shea butter, Coconut oil, Manuka honey, Primrose oil, Neem oil and Calendula oil. See Homemade Skin Moisturizer Recipe Here
11 months 10 days: There is hope!
Last week, we went to a new doctor. We chose him because he has integrated homeopathy into his pediatric medical practice and he has been acknowledged for being one of the top pediatricians here in Miami. However, despite the fact we told him about all the steroid addiction and our bad experience, he prescribed her cortisone and a topical antibiotic for 7 days.
We agreed to apply the antibiotic cream, Mupiricin, because we were worried about any serious infection, but we were against the corticosteroid for all the side effects. Thank goodness, he was open minded and said that we could replace it with something natural like coconut oil.
So, we applied the antibiotic cream in the affected areas with a homemade infusion (shea butter, coconut oil, primrose oil, neem oil, manuka honey) and she responded very well.
We are now waiting for the results of her IGG test to know her food intolerances.
Another stressful month. In summary, Catherine didn't recover from last month's flare up, my husband and I went out of control, we started moisturizing again and I had an infection under the root canal.
Moisturizer cream alternative
We applied twice a day organic raw honey to treat the oozing areas. According to literature, honey has been used successfully to treat skin problems. Its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties makes it suitable for eczema sufferers.
Since we started TSW, I have prioritized my daughter's needs over mine. I didn't take care of my teeth as I used to and the result was a root canal infection. Nothing compares to the pain associated with infected dental pulp. Thanks God is over.
After 11 months, I can resume this process as the worst nightmare ever. I knew this process would be challenging, but I never imagined that my faith and patience would be tested daily. Lack of sleep, emotional ups and downs, stares from rude strangers, intense itching all the time. My husband, who is a gentle person with a lot of patience, was out of control during this month. It also happened to me while I was driving. We have to cheer each other up to don't give up.
Finally, we believe Catherine might be infected, so, we made an appointment with a new doctor. I'll keep you posted.
Catherine is a brave girl going through Topical Steroid Withdrawal. The goal of this blog is to raise awareness about Topical Steroid Addiction and Withdrawal.
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